Apple gets restraining order against man accused of stalking CEO Tim Cook – CNET

Apple gets restraining order against man accused of stalking CEO Tim Cook – CNET

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Tim Cook is one of the world's most recognizable executives.  James Martin/CNET One night in early December, a man carrying a bottle of champagne and flowers showed up at Apple CEO Tim Cook's home. He returned a month later, entering the property's gate without permission and ringing the doorbell. Those interactions -- along with phone calls, making what Apple describes in a legal filing as "threatening statements" -- led the company to request a restraining order this month against Rakesh Sharma, a 41-year-old San Francisco man.  A California court granted Apple a temporary restraining order against Sharma, who goes by "Rocky." He has been ordered to stay away from Cook's residence in Silicon Valley, as well as the CEO's three security guards. The order lasts through March 3, when a hearing is scheduled.  Now playing: Watch this: The iPhone SE 2 March launch event is on the horizon 5:05 In a court document, Apple security specialist William Burns said Sharma's harassment began on Sept. 25, 2019, when he left a "disturbing" voicemail on "an Apple executive's phone." Sharma allegedly made another unsettling call about a week later. After that, Sharma's behavior "escalated, " Burns said, ....

on Dec. 4 in an effort to deliver the flowers and champagne, a filing said. "Shortly thereafter, Mr. Sharma continued to tag the Apple executive on his Twitter account, which included sexualized and inappropriate photos of Mr. Sharma with reference to the Apple executive, " it said. Sharma returned to Cook's home on Jan. .

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